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The Anatomy of a Monument Sign

Posted by Frank Murch | Jul 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

There are many types of Monument signs, but lets take a look at one. This is a foam monument sign. Foam has a number of advantages: 

  • It is light,Bristol_Cove_Foam_3.jpg
    • so the footings or foundation does not need to be massive. This is cheaper and faster than a brick, concrete or stone monument sign
    • It is cheaper, Foam is molded while a masonry sign is put together, block by block.
    • It is resistant to damage. Stone, brick and concrete crack, shift and move in ways that are not good. Foam does not do this.
  • It can be made to look like
    • Stone – in this case, the pho stone actually looks better than the real thing
    • Wood, brick, or anything else

The shape of the “rocks” is a little more uniform. They also are painted. The multicolored paint was done in the Signs for San Diego Shop. This gives us the ability to have a pleasing combination of colors and textures. Theactual stone we are copying is actually less pleasing to the eyeBristol_Cove_Foam_finished_.jpg

The face of the sign is ceramic, with PVC letters and a real ship’s wheel. It is weather resistant, but also very dimensional. It “Pops”. It enhances the HOA and the neighborhood 

Unless you bore a hole into the sign, you simple can not tell that it is not the real McCoy.

Need a stand out monument sign? Signs for San Diego can help

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Areas Served : At Signs for San Diego we serve commercial accounts all over the metro area, but focus on monument signs Oceanside CA, monument signs Carlsbad CA, monument signs San Marcos CA, monument signs Vista CA, monument signs Encinitas CA, monument signs Escondido CA, monument signs San Clemente CA, monument signs Dana Point CA, Custom monument signs, Architectural signs



Topics: monument signage, stone monument signs, brick monument signs, Carlsbad Monument signs, HOA monument signs, monument sign


Whether you need a channel letter set, a monument signs, ADA signs, wayfinding signs, lobby signs, or any other type of commercial building signage, we can help! Signs for San Diego is the best sign company for building signs.


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